sleep is important

Sleep! It’s Important!

SLEEP! It’s one of those things that most think isn’t important. You don’t need me to tell you how amazing a great night’s sleep is.  It can make or break your entire day. I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly had mornings when my first thought was “I wonder if I can get a nap today?!” Sleep has INCREDIBLE health benefits so it shouldn’t be overlooked. The quality of your sleep has an immediate …

8 Phases to a Healthy Lifestyle

All my life I struggled with weight and yo-yo dieting. I went through various phases until I came out the other side. 10 years ago, I was a self-proclaimed package queen and up until that point I had already tried umpteen million unsuccessful diets and cleanses. Some of them included eating low-calorie with high exercise and high fat and no exercise. I really had no idea what I should be doing and when to do …

What is Wrong with my Lifestyle, Anyway?

Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash So you decide one day you want to lose a couple of pounds.  If you are like most you look online for more information and you start going to the gym to get some exercise. The more you read or the more videos you watch, this ‘lifestyle’ word keeps coming up and you are being told that you need to change. But what if you don’t want to change? What if you’re …

What would it look like if it were simple?

What would it look like if it were simple? When was the last time you asked yourself that question about your health and nutrition? I don’t know about you, but when I first started thinking about making changes to my lifestyle all I could think about was all the things that I would have to give up. I loved snacking on chips, having ice cream once in awhile, and I didn’t want to think about not …

The Ultimate Guide to Dropping Those Last Stubborn Pounds

… Without going the gym or needing any fancy equipment! I wish I had a magic wand to wave over all of my clients who want to lose those stubborn pounds. It would be like … poof, they’re gone and your jeans fit more comfortably!  Wouldn’t that be awesome! Since that magic wand doesn’t really exist, we need to find other magical ways to address the issue. So let’s keep it simple!  I have a …

Are You into Wearable Technology?

Photo by Crew on Unsplash Do you have any of these fangdangled bracelets? They seem to have taken the world by storm and they are everywhere. Some are basic and some come with quite a few options. I wonder how much information do they really give? Are they worth the time and the money people are spending on them? The answer is yes if they can get people up and moving, I think it’s wonderful and that’s the …

10 Top Tips to Get Moving this Spring

Next, to New Year’s, I’d say that Spring is the next most popular time when people think about getting fit.  We start to think about being outdoors more and wearing shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits. To make your fitness regime more effective, I have Ten Tips covering what kind of goals to set, how to create an easy do-anywhere workout and how to fit it into your schedule. So many are looking to get …

Cheat Meals… to cheat or not to cheat?

At one time, I used to have cheat meals and I used to look forward to them! They were my opportunity to indulge and have those foods that I wouldn’t eat through the week.  Pizza, Chinese food, a burger and fries … oh, and don’t forget the dessert! After all it will be a whole week before I can have such delicious food, again. Does that sound familiar? Can you relate? For me, that was …

Tips for Entrepreneurs

Being healthy and making healthy choices can help in so many ways beyond your physical appearance. If you are not paying attention to your eating habits and daily exercise you will have to deal with missed time from work due to frequent illness such as colds and flus, lack of energy or concentration, pain from joints and muscles like lower back pain, knee pain, neck pain, etc. and other more severe health concerns including high …

You Have Two Lists. Vent or Change

You Have Two Lists. It’s OK. Forgive Yourself. It’s Normal.   Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to CHANGE a habit or a routine or to CREATE a new habit or routine? How many times have you complained, whined, made jokes, or beat yourself up over something and wished it was different somehow?   Vent or Change Without realizing it, you have two lists going on right now. One is a vent …

Think prevention instead of medicine

Love Yourself and Think Prevention Instead of Medicine

Here’s a fact to ponder:  “8 in 10 cases of premature heart disease & stroke is preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours.”  It’s true!  Many of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke are in YOUR control.  You probably know them all but let’s review:   Eat Well Make sure you get enough nutrient-dense foods.  It’s not that hard.  Be sure to include protein throughout the day, every day.  Stock your refrigerator and add vitamin …

Use Your Disappointment

Disappointment can be a gift… Really? I read this great post recently and I thought I would share my spin on it with you. “The Gift of disappointment is to bring us into alignment with reality.” Have you ever thought about disappointment? It sounds like it’s a bad thing, right? What if we were to think of it as a gift instead!   With any expectation, comes the opportunity for disappointment and how you choose …